I am trying, some would say very trying, and I have pulled some fabrics and patterns from the stash. I have even cut 2 projects out.
First up is an old favourite, my tried and trusted Hollyburn skirt. I have made many versions of this and hacked it into a dress pattern 3 times (and will be doing so again).
The cord was deep stash and bought for cushions that never got made, I just had enough to get the main pattern pieces. The waistband is half the given pattern width and the pockets are some Christmas fabric. I just love the bright colours and the print is small enough that it doesn't scream Christmas, I may add a band of it to the hem or sew a strip onto the skirt about 3" above the hem.
This is a new pattern, part of my "half price haul" from Hobbycraft.
The fabric is also deep stash and I will be lining this dress as it is quite lightweight.
Like the Hollyburn this is cut out, I just need to decide on the lining.
Any suggestions will be gratefully received, I usually use a cotton lawn but read somewhere that polycotton is good.
I have had this fabric for over a year, it is a cotton jersey and I went completely crazy and ordered metres of it. (I got click happy)
I can not remember where the pattern came from, possibly a freebee from a sewing mag. I quite like a wrap dress and this will be my first jersey sewing adventure (cue my word of the year Explore).
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This pattern was also a half price bargain and will be made up in this cotton, if I like it I hope to get one out of the lilac print above.
The last of my half price patterns along with the deepest stash fabric that I have. I can not remember where and when this was purchased, which is shameful as it is lovely. This will probably be lined or I might make a full length slip to wear with it.
I love this vibrant print and it will become a top, probably the Grainline Hemlock Tee. I still have to print this pattern off and then try to stick it all together. I am not a lover of PDF patterns but am willing to make an exception for this.
The same applies to this print, I bought oodles of it and have used it as accents in various makes. It is high time that it stood alone as another Hemlock tee.
This is another deep stash fabric, I am reasonably certain that I bought it from The Fabric Guild in the first year that I moved to Wales. I am not sure what it will become as it is in 2 pieces, a little blip in my ordering process.
I now need to decide on the yarny list. I have almost finished my Christmas Eve cast on cardigan and once the last button has been sewn on (first I need to buy them) I will compile that list. There are 2 patterns that I need to print off and then it will be a stash diving exercise to marry yarn with pattern. I will be buying one more sweater quantity of yarn but that is for Francesca (one lot has landed) and I will share them at the same time.
I am now in serious need of tea and I have 2 cakes to make before lunch.
P.S. Just popped back to say that it is taking an age for replies to comments to get published. It was so bad at one time that I gave up altogether. It has gone down from 5 minutes each to about 1 minute. Is anyone else having this issue or am I just lucky?